Examination Schedule & Deferment
All American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP) board certification examinations are given two times per year within the United States over a one (1) day period.
Each day consists of a written examination (approximately 100 questions) and an oral examination (3 clinical case scenarios).’
Successful completion of the written examination is required to be permitted to take the oral examination.
The written examination shall be immediately scored upon conclusion of the morning testing session and results will be posted one (1) hour prior to the oral examination.
The oral examination shall consist of three (3) clinical case presentations which the candidate shall be asked to discuss. Each candidate shall be given thirty (30) minutes to discuss each clinical case. The oral examinations shall be graded immediately upon completion of the oral examination testing period.
If a candidate is unsuccessful on the written examination, they will be not be permitted to advance to the oral examination. If a candidate is unsuccessful on the oral examination, they will not be required to repeat the written examination if they re-take the oral examination within one (1) calendar year of passing the written examination.
A candidate may re-take a part of the ABMMP board certification examination a total of three (3) times until the candidate successfully passes the examination. If the candidate fails any part of the ABMMP board certification examination three (3) times, the candidate will be required to wait twelve (12) calendar months prior to being permitted to retake any part of the examinations.
When and Where the Examinations are Offered
The ABMMP shall offer the written and oral board examinations two (2) times per year; dates, times and locations shall be announced in advance. All testing locations shall be in the United States.
Deferment of Board Certification
If an applicant physician has been accepted as a candidate, and thereby deemed eligible to sit for the American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP) board examination or recertification, but is unable to take the examination, he or she may request a deferment. Requests for deferment must be submitted in writing to the ABMMP Examinations Committee. Two (2) deferments are permitted. After two deferments have been granted, a candidate must take the next scheduled certification or recertification examination. If the applicant is unable to take the next scheduled certification or recertification examination, the application will become invalid and the physician shall be required to reapply for board certification or recertification and re-submit all fees. Under such circumstances, the candidate will be held to the then current eligibility requirements for board certification which are in effect at the time of the new application. Deferment may be requested by the applicant for any reason or cause.